Whenever I Feel Afraid, I Whistle and Make Monsters

Dear Friends,
I love show tunes because you can sing at the top of your lungs without guilt. I love show tunes because they embody music, word, prop, makeup, magic and my favorite ‘ism’ – Escapism… I especially adore, The King and I. Many years ago, I fell in love with Yul Brynner and his sexy voice.

At the beginning of every school year, I sing Whistle a Happy Tune ad nauseam. A more perfect union of words never existed…

Whenever I feel afraid
I hold my head erect
And whistle a happy tune
So no one will suspect I’m afraid

While shivering in my shoes
I strike a careless pose
And whistle a happy tune
And no one ever knows I’m afraid

purple grumpThe result of this deception
Is very strange to tell
For when I fool the people
I fear I fool myself as well

I whistle a happy tune
And every single time
The happiness in the tune
Convinces me that I’m not afraid

purple grump groupMake believe you’re brave
And the trick will take you far
You may be as brave
As you make believe you are

You may be as brave
As you make believe you are

Whenever I feel afraid I whistle and make monsters 🙂
Thank you. May you dream of little purple men carrying you off to dreamland…
Purple Grump and Purple Grump Clan created 2009 for monster project

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8 thoughts on “Whenever I Feel Afraid, I Whistle and Make Monsters

  1. Oh, AnnMarie, I fell in love with Yul Brynner as a young girl…Mom was absolutely crazy about him, and we knew the story of Anna and her king backwards and forwards. Your monsters today are absolutely charming. Thanks for starting my day with a giggle! – Fawn

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    • Yul in his prime was really quite breathtaking – so very manly and oozing charisma! I would have been one of his forty wives – in fact, I was one in our high school play!
      I like these little purple guys too. Sometimes I make a monster and it scares me a little. These guys made me giggle too – that’s why I made a little clan 😉
      Have a happy monster day!

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  2. That was really great, loving your insight, wisdom & creativity! When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way! Totally sharing this with some little ones. -C

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    • Way to go daddy-o 😉
      Thank you so very much 🙂 Many days I feel rather ignorant, and on the other days I try pretending I’m not.
      I’m listening to the King and I right now – again!
      This morning though, was Showboat and sailing down Old Man River…
      AnnMarie 🙂

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  3. Hi Lovely Daughter, I loved the mermaid..I wonder if she knows that you know her so perfectly…and 9/11 will last forever in our minds…there is always a wonderful memorial service here starting at 8:46AM when the first plane hit…Love you, Mom

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